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Inside a college counseling center struggling with the student mental health crisis

Tuesday, May 24, 2022
On college campuses nationwide, the number of students seeking mental health services increased by an average of 30 percent between 2009 and 2015 and has continued to climb since then. The University of Iowa doubled the size of its counseling staff between 2016 and 2019, but it’s not nearly keeping up with demand.

The Feminist Case for Breast Reduction

Friday, May 20, 2022
Melissa Febos, associate professor in Iowa's Nonfiction Writing Program, writes a personal essay about breast reduction surgery.

Anthropologists study disappearance of North America's first dogs

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
University of Iowa anthropologists have examined canine jawbones uncovered at an early American Colonial settlement in Jamestown, Virginia, to postulate how indigenous dogs in North America—the continent's first dogs—gave way to European breeds.

TRACERS mission moves to next phase

Tuesday, April 12, 2022
A NASA-funded mission led by the University of Iowa to study how particles streaming from the sun affects Earth has been approved for its next phase. Researchers with the TRACERS mission now will begin designing and building the satellites and instruments as they prepare for launch in July 2024.

Because of Shark Tank, Iowa JPEC Alumna Cole has another life-changing event

Monday, April 4, 2022
University of Iowa alumna Erica Cole appeared on ABC TV's Shark Tank on April 1. By the time she left, sharks (judges/investors) Mark Cuban and Emma Grede invested $100,000 for 10% ownership in Cole’s company, No Limbits.

Financial Career Started With a Ride on a Hog Truck

Monday, April 4, 2022
Henry B. Tippie, who has died at age 95, grew up on a farm, earned an accounting degree and put the Rollins brothers’ finances in order so they could buy Orkin. Read more about this important University of Iowa benefactor and alumni.

UI faculty make impact in translating diverse population into representation in West Liberty

Wednesday, March 23, 2022
For about 10 years, West Liberty has had a Latino-majority population but it wasn't until this year that the city was represented by a Latino-majority city council. Alongside Dana Dominguez, Omar Martinez, Jose Zacarias, Cara McFerren, and Diane Beranek serve on the council, along with Mayor Katie McCullough.

UI researchers find parasitic wasp is multiple species

Wednesday, March 16, 2022
Biologists at the University of Iowa have determined that a parasitic wasp is actually 16 species. The group was led by Andrew Forbes, associate professor in the Department of Biology.

UI researchers use AI to address vision impairments in prematurely born babies

Tuesday, February 15, 2022
University of Iowa researchers are using artificial intelligence to address vision impairments in prematurely born babies. The research, led by Michael Abramoff, professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, was featured in the NIH director's blog.

The Rise of A.I. Fighter Pilots

Friday, January 21, 2022
Tom Schnell, director of the UI's Operator Performance Labortaory, is featured in this story about how artificial intelligence technology is being developed to fly warplanes.